Fun Paintball Games/Variants

Here is my Ultimate Guide to all Game Variations. Not all of these are mine, most were invented or organized by other people. 
Note:to find something fast, hold "ctrl" and press "f." Then type in what you want to find. 

All games in this section are meant to be played under these rules:
    All players should be out after the are tagged with a paintball, splatter does not count. The time limits may vary from game to game, but a general time is 15 minutes to and hour. Masks are to be worn at all times while on the field, and when masks are off barrel bags are on. Obey referees, play honest, and have fun.
Unless the games state otherwise, follow those rules! 

CAPTURE THE FLAG 
One of the original games that players have been playing since the beginning of paintball. In this game, two teams are trying to gain control of a flag and either A)bring it back to their base, B) bringing it to an opponents base C) hold onto it until the time runs out. 
Of course, there are many other ways you can play this fun and exciting game.
ELIMINATION
This game is quite simple, each team needs to get rid of every player on the opposing side, or have the most players left when the time limit expires.



Original/Classic Paintball
This was how the original paintball game was played. It was invented by Charlie Gaines, Bob Gurnsey, and Hayes Noel. (thanks to sunyjim at http://www.ody.ca/~cwells/history.htm for this information, great site, full of good history info. Go there!) 
There are four flag stations, with a flag for each person (or team, if you want to play it like that) players start in different sections, and have to get as many flags as possible. It is quite fun. 
Thank you to PBghost at the Special Ops Forums for collecting and organizing all of the games below this line:
 Note: It has come to my attention that PBghost may have taken most of this text from another paintball web site, but because it is now defunct the information will remain until someone contacts me to have it removed. In an attempt to continue Durty Dan's legacy, the information will stay here for the time being. 


1. Capture The Flag -
The Game That Started It All
Teams: Two.
Setting Up: 1. Two flag stations required.
2. Two even teams required.
3. Two flags hung in their respective flag stations, required.
Suggested Time Limit: 30 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. If a player is eliminated while he is carrying the flag, he must drop the flag where he was hit, or hang it on the nearest available object. (Not another player).
4. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
5. When a player is carrying the flag, it must remain visible at all times and must be carried in the hand, over the arm or around the neck.
Winning: Capture the opposing team's flag and return it to your base.
Tactical Advantage: The basic idea is to capture the flag. If you can avoid mixing it up with the other team, do so. Also, if you do capture the flag, leave a couple of your players behind to slow down the opposition in case they are on THEIR way back with YOUR flag. You don't need to leave half of your team back to defend your flag. Only a couple of people are needed because the idea is not to stop the opposition from getting your flag, the idea is to slow them down and buy some time for the attackers. Besides, the more attackers you have the better it will be for you when you reach the opposition's flag station. The attackers should also stay in a large group, if you break into small groups and you do run into the opposition, you're going to get nuked. There's safety in numbers.


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2. Total Ellimination
shoot 'em all game
Teams: Two.
Setting Up:
1. Starting area.
2. Two even teams.
Suggested Time Limit: 45 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
Winning: the team to elliminate ever one of the other teams players wins.
Tactical Advantage: too many tactics involved to list, be creative do what they least expect, flank when possible and protect yours.


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3. Charge of the Light Brigade
The teams must sally forth 'neath flags unfurled and charge into the ranks of the enemy!
Teams: Two.
Setting Up:
1. Two flag stations required.
2. Two even teams required.
3. Two flags, hung in their respective flag stations, required.
Suggested Time Limit: 20 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. If a player is eliminated while he is carrying the flag, he must drop the flag where he was hit, or hang it on the nearest available object. (Not another player).
4. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
5. When a player is carrying the flag, it must remain visible at all times and must be carried in the hand, over the arm or around the neck.

Winning: Hang your flag in the opposition's flag station.
Tactical Advantage: The best thing to do is absolutely forbid the appointed flag carrier to engage if you meet the opposition. Assign at least two people to guard him at all times and assign alternates to stay in the general area to replace the guards if they are eliminated. Leave defenders behind.


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4. Shoot the Captain
Oh Captain, my Captain our fearful trip is done.
Teams: Two.
Setting Up:
1. Two flag stations.
2. Two even teams.
3. One member of the team is selected to be the Captain.
4. The teams are brought to their respective flat stations.
5. The Captain is tied to one end of a 20-foot rope the other end is tied to an immobile object such as a tree or fence post.
6. To add a little spice into the game, the Captain is not tethered, but his paintgun is. 7. Another variation is to limit all players to twenty paintballs while not limiting the amount of paint a Captain can carry.
Suggested Time Limit: 30 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. The Captain nor anyone else can undo his tether.
2. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
3. Players who are hit are eliminated from the game.
4. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
5. If playing the tethered paintgun variation, the Captain can abandon his paintgun, but cannot use another paintgun.
6. If you use the limited paint option, players cannot share paintballs.
Winning: Eliminate the opposing team's Captain.
Tactical Advantage: Assign an appropriate number of players to guard the Captain at the flag station. If playing the tethered paintgun variation, this group must stay with the Captain at all times. Another tactic is to have the whole team stay back to defend and wait for the other team. No matter how long it takes, wait for them to show up. They may be trying the same thing. The team with the most patience will usually win this one.


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5. Duel
Two players settle an affair of honor.
This is a good tiebreaker and something to do if you're eliminated early.
Teams: Two players are the duelists, with a third player as the Warder.
Setting up:
A clear area is required so that both players can pace off ten paces each.
Rules:
1. Two players stand back to back. The Warder is standing about ten feet to the side.
2. Both players are armed with pistols. The pistols each have one paintball in them ready to fire. The paintguns can have no other paintballs in them; this is a one shot deal.
3. The warder then says, "This, Gentlemen, is an affair of honor. You will take ten paces on my command, then turn and fire. If either of you turn before the count of ten, it will be my unfortunate duty to shoot you down." (Or something to that effect.)
4. The duelists then pace off in time to the Warder's count. At the count of ten they turn and fire.
5. The paintball has to break for the elimination to count.
6. Players cannot side step or lie down, but they may kneel if they wish.
7. No other rules apply.
Winning: The person who was not eliminated wins.
Tactical Advantage: The best way is to take your time. The first person to shoot usually isn't the winner. Also, keep your paintgun down and don't raise it until you are facing the target and then bring it up. If you lift your paintgun first and then turn you are moving the paintgun horizontally to engage what is essentially a vertical target.


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6. Annihilator
Groups of five go into the field and slug it out in this elimination only game.
Teams: Multiple five-man teams.
Setting Up:
1. Set up multiple five-man teams.
2. The maximum limit is four teams for every acre of playing area.
3. Place teams in the area so that they are not in line of sight of each other.
4. To make score keeping easier, a referee may accompany the teams and each team shoots their own distinct color of paint.
Suggested Time Limit: 30-45 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. Teams will stay in their starting points until the Start of Game Signal.
2. The team gets a point for each elimination it inflicts on the other team.
3. There are no points for surviving members of the team.
4. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
5. Players who are hit are out of the game.
6. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 
Winning: Team with the highest score. 
Tactical Advantage: One thing you'll learn REALLY quickly. WATCH YOUR BACK AND FLANKS. People will figure out really quick that while two teams are slugging it out, it's real easy to drop in and blind side one team and then take off. Don't hang around, get a couple of eliminations and get out of there.


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7. Attack and Defend
Great for training teams how to attack or defend flag stations or when you want a fast and furious head to head game without a lot of sneaking around.
Teams: Two. The Defenders and Attackers.
Setting Up:
1. Choose a defensible area to serve as a flag station. 2. Defenders should be restricted to the confines of the flag station. Set boundaries that limit the movement of the defenders out of the flag station.
Suggested Time Limit: 10 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in the field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. Defenders cannot leave the flag station area, or the areas of the flag station they are restricted to.
2. The attackers can attack from any place on the field.
3. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
4. Players who are hit are out of the game.
5. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
Winning:
Attackers: Pull the flag off of its support. (A string, branches, cone, etc.) It is not necessary to leave the confines of the flag station.
Defenders: Stop the Attackers from pulling the flag. 
Tactical Advantage:
Defenders: Take up positions at the extreme outside edges of your areas of limitation. That way if you are pushed back, you'll have somewhere to go.
Attackers: Send the main force in one way and a few sneaky players in another. You must move quickly and not allow the defenders a chance to react to your attack.


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8. Bunny Hunt 
One person must defend himself against a multitude of players.
Teams: Bunny (One person.). Hunters (A whole bunch of people.).
Setting Up:
One player volunteers to be the Bunny. To give the Bunny some kind of advantage (I'm sure he'll appreciate it.), you have two options:
1. The Bunny gets a semi-automatic paintgun plus a garbage can lid or other device to use as a shield.
2. The Bunny carries as much paint as he's comfortable with but the Hunters are restricted to only twenty paintballs each for the game.
Suggested Time Limit: 20 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. If the Bunny has a semi-auto/shield option, hits on the shield do not count as elimination
2. The Bunny has a five-minute head start into the playing area.
3. A signal will be given so that the bunny knows when the game has started.
4. All hunters must start at the same time and from the same place.
5. When using the limited paint option, if a hunter runs out of paint he is out of the game.
6. Players who are hit are out of the game.
7. Players, who are eliminated may not by word or gesture, indicate any intention or locations of the Bunny.
Winning:
Bunny: Survive!
Hunter: Eliminate the Bunny.
Tactical Advantage:
Bunny: Keep moving. Don't stay in one place for too long. Avoid large groups of Hunters. Try to pick them off one at a time. If you can help it at all do not try to engage them.
Hunters: Form a line across the field and move forward. Have a few players out front as "beaters". These guys will fire random shots into likely hiding places to flush the Bunny out. Corner the Bunny in an area where there is no chance to escape, like a corner of the field. This game is a great way to end a day of paintball, especially if you play the limited paint option. A lot of players call it a day because they don't have enough paint for a full-blown game of "Capture the Flag". This let's them get in a few more games without having to worry about paint consumption.


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9. Recon 
Small teams must check into several checkpoints, the problem is, they all have to check into the same ones.
This is a great night game scenario.
Teams: Multiple 5-man teams.
Setting Up:
1. Checkpoints (one for every team on the field) are spaced throughout the field. Each is clearly marked with a flag or some other marking device. Each checkpoint also has a marker hanging from a string. Each checkpoint has different color marker.
2. Each player has a card attached to his wrist (a playing card will do) by a string, rubber band or elastic band.
3. Each team starts near a checkpoint.
Suggested Time Limit: 20 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. Players must mark their card with the markers provided at the checkpoint.
2. Every team member must attempt to mark his card, although this is not mandatory.
3. Players who are eliminated are not allowed to count the points they collected with their final team score.
4. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
5. Players who are hit are out of the game.
6. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 
Scoring:
+1 point for each different colored mark on a card.
+5 bonus points if all team cards are marked by at least two checkpoints.
+5 bonus points for each additional checkpoint where all team cards are marked.
+2 bonus points for every team member with card marks from every checkpoint.

Winning: The team with the highest score wins. 
Tactical Advantage: This shows you that sometimes the objective is more important than mixing it up with the other teams. When you are collecting points, set up a circular defensive position around the checkpoint. You should all be facing outwards. Every player goes in separately and checks off his card. This way if you get attacked, you're not all grouped around the checkpoint. This is an excellent night game scenario. People are very cautions about moving around. The last thing you want is to stumble on another team! For night game scenarios, it's best to have the velocity cut down to about 220 feet per second (fps). 

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10. Gettysburg, (Civil war, One ball)
This is "Capture the Flag" but with an American Civil War twist.
Teams: The North. The South.
Setting Up:
1. No bulk loaders, loading tubes or any solid apparatus used to hold or feed paintballs.
2. Two flag stations.
3. Two evenly numbered teams.
4. Two flags hung in their respective flag stations. 
Suggested Time Limit: 30 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. Players can carry as many paintballs as they wish. 
2. Paintballs must be loose or in a plastic bag. They cannot be in tubes or in any bulk loading system. 3. Players can only load paintballs by hand, one at a time into their paintguns and cannot load another paintball until they shoot the one in the paintgun. 
4. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins. 
5. Players who are hit are out of the game. 
6. If a player is eliminated while he is carrying the flag, he must drop the flag where he was hit, or hang it on the nearest available object. 
7. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicated any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 
8. When a player is carrying the flag, it must remain visible at all times and must be carried in the hand, over the arm or around the neck. 
Winning: Capture the opposing team's flag and return it to your base. 
Tactical Advantage: Much like other games in which the teams carry limited paint, there is safety and greater firepower in numbers. Try to coordinate the troops so while one is firing the other is loading. Line up your troops and get them to count off. Get them to remember whether they were given an odd or an even number. During the game, the team captain can give out commands like, "Odd numbers, fire! Even numbers, load!" and "Even numbers, fire! Odd numbers, load!” 

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11. POW
Players must rescue their incarcerated comrades.
Teams: Two.
Setting Up:
1. You will need an area for each team to start from and a POW Holding Area for each team. 
Suggested Time Limit: 30 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. When a player is eliminated, he is sent to the opposing team's POW Holding Area. (E.g. A Blue player will go to the Red flag station/POW Holding Area.) 
2. Prisoners must stay in the POW Holding Area until one of their teammates tags them. 
3. Once a player is tagged he can rejoin the game. 
4. Each player in a POW Holding Area must be tagged to be set free. 
5. Teams may leave players behind to "guard" their POW Holding Area. 
6. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins. 
7. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 
Winning: There are two ways to win the game.
1. Have all of the opposition in your POW Holding Area before time limit expires. 
2. Have the most of the opposition in your POW Holding Area when the time limit expires. 
Tactical Advantage: The idea is to engage the opposition and shoot them without getting shot yourself. Hit and run type tactics would be the best. When you've whacked a few, withdraw. Keep doing this while avoiding getting any of your own players hit. Guards should be placed at the POW holding area. They should prevent POWs from being tagged. If an opponent is near a POW you should also be prepared to tag out the POW in case he is put back into the game. When tagging POWs, make it understood that only one or two will be tagged, then the other tagged in former POWs can tag in the rest. If you are a POW, be ready to IMMEDIATELY engage the opposition upon being tagged back into the game. 

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12. Down but Not Out 
This is Capture the Flag, but with a twist.
A simple tag from your teammate brings you back into the game if you've been eliminated. 
Teams: Two. 
Setting Up:
1. Two flag stations.
2. Two even teams.
3. Two flags hung in their respective flag stations.
4. One white sock per player to be provided.

Suggested Time Limit: 30 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. When a player is hit, he calls himself out and lays or sits on the ground (using common sense). The player then places a sock over the barrel of his paintgun to indicate that he has been hit. He cannot move from this location until tagged. This is referred to as Waiting.
2. If a waiting player is tagged by a teammate he is back in the game. (The player, of course, removes the sock.)
3. Players who are waiting cannot shoot or disclose the positions or intentions of opposing players. 4. If a Waiting player is tagged by an opposing player, he is out of the game.
5. If a Waiting player feels that no one will find him, or he is tired of waiting, he can take himself out of the game. In this case the player cannot be tagged back into the game.
6. There is no limit to how many times a player can be tagged back into the game. 7. Players waiting to be tagged cannot shoot or be shot at.
8. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
9. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team member, until they are tagged back into the game. 
Winning: Capture the opposing team's flag and return it to your base. 
Tactical Advantage: This game makes heroes out of a lot of players. Knowing you can get back into the game makes some players a little braver. My favorite trick is to wait until someone is in the open, shoot him, then wait for his team members to tag him back into the game. 


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13. Paintburner 
This game is great for finishing off the day. Go burn off some energy or paint and not worry about winning or losing. 
Teams: Multiple three-man teams.
Setting Up:
1. Create, depending on group size, as many three-man teams as you can. Odd players out will wait in the Designated Holding Area for enough eliminated players to return and will make up the next ingoing team.
2. Teams start the game in different areas of the field.

Suggested Time Limit: 30 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.

Rules:
1. Once a player is hit, he proceeds to the Designated Holding Area.
2. Once there are three players in the Designated Holding Area, they rejoin the game as a new team.
3. A referee will escort a newly formed team out into the field, away from the action and any other teams, if possible and signal their entry with a short whistle blast.
4. Players cannot shoot or be shot at while being escorted by the referee.
5. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
6. Players who are hit are out of the game, but only until they form another team.
7. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 
Winning: Everybody wins! 
Tactical Advantage: Stay close to the boundaries of the field, at least you'll know you won't have anyone behind you. If you hear shooting, run up and blind side the two combating teams. It would be advisable to keep checking your back when you're not against the boundary. You'll learn how to stick together and know where your other teammates are. There is one good thing about being alone, though. You know EVERYBODY is a bad guy. 


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14. Reinforcements
Standard Capture the Flag but the teams can go back for reinforcements and the players you've eliminated go back to defend their flag station. 
Teams: Two.
Setting Up:
1. Two flag stations.
2. Two even teams.
3. Two flags hung in their respective flag stations.
4. Flag stations double as Reinforcement Rally points. 
Suggested Time Limit: 30 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. Eliminated players go back to their flag station.
2. One player wears a special armband. This is the only player that can go back to the flag station to get reinforcements. 3. If the player wearing the armband is eliminated, he proceeds back to the flag station. He then collects those players who wish to rejoin the game and he himself rejoins the game. In this case the eliminated players have not choice but to be reinforcements. They cannot stay behind and defend the flag station.
4. Players can elect to stay behind and defend the flag station, with the exception of Reinforcements rule #3. When they return to the flag station they are automatically active defenders.
5. Players returning to the flag station must physically tag the flag to become active defenders. If the flag is not at the flag stations the players are considered out of the game as they enter the flag station.
6. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
7. Players who are hit are out of the game but the player is only out until he reaches his flag station. Players eliminated at the flag station are out of the game.
8. If a player is eliminated while he is carrying the flag, he must drop the flag where he was hit, or hang it on the nearest available object.
9. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
10. Players eliminated in their own flag stations are out of the game.
11. When a player is carrying the flag, it must remain visible at all times and must be carried in the hand, over the arm or around the neck.

Winning: Capture the opposing team's flag and return it to your base. 
Tactical Advantage: You will have to keep in mind that every member of the assault force you eliminate will be back defending the flag. If you get to the flag station and you're low on players, send back for reinforcements. Remember that if you send back for reinforcements and the flag station is being attacked, you will lose defenders and probably your flag. 


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15. Trophy Hunter
Players travel around to collect trophies from one another.
Teams: Players act individually to gather trophies on the field. No teams.
Setting Up:
1. Each player wears three armbands on one arm (these are referred to as trophies).
2. Players are interspersed in the playing field.
3. A signal will sound every five minutes (referred to as the five-minute Signal) and will be different than the Start and End of Game Signal. (The period between these signals will be referred to as the Waiting Period. 
Suggested Time Limit: 30 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. Players who are hit must drop to the ground (using common sense) and remain motionless and quiet until the next five-minute Signal.
2. Another player (not necessarily the one who hit him) has the Waiting Period to collect one trophy. Once the trophy is taken no more trophies can be taken from the player during that Waiting Period.
3. When the Five-Minute Signal sounds the player is immediately in the game.
4. Players can be hit while collecting trophies and another player may collect trophies from both players, or however many players there are waiting for the Five-Minute Signal.
5. When all a player's trophies are gone he is out of the game.
6. Trophies must be displayed on the arms.
7. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
8. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the players.

Winning: The player with the most trophies wins. 
Tactical Advantage: Watch your back as you're collecting trophies. Also, keep track of the five-minute signal, it could be a matter of seconds before the player you just shot is back in the game. Just as you step into the open..."tweet!". 


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16. Hostage Rescue
One team must get a "hostage" away from the other team and bring him back unharmed. 
Teams: Rescuers, Terrorists 
Setting Up:
1. Terrorists pick one Rescuer to act as the Hostage.
2. Two Hostage Holding Areas are designated. The location of one of the Hostage Holding Areas is disclosed to the Rescuers. Terrorists do not know which location was disclosed.
3. Establish an area the Rescuers will have to take the Hostage in order to win the game. This is known as Sanctuary. Terrorists know where Sanctuary is.

Suggested Time Limit: 30 minutes: The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. Terrorists are given a five-minute head start to take the Hostage to one of the Hostage Holding Areas.
2. A start of Game Signal is given to let Terrorists know when the game has begun.
3. Terrorists cannot move the Hostage out of the Hostage Holding Area.
4. The Hostage cannot attempt escape.
5. If the Hostage is hit, the team that hit him looses.
6. The Hostage must have at least one Rescuer with him when he reaches Sanctuary for the Rescuers to win.
7. If the Hostage finds himself alone for some reason, after being rescued, he must stay where he is and wait for the Rescuers to find him again. He may call out for help if he wishes.
8. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
9. Players who are hit are out of the game.
10. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team member's. 
Winning:
Terrorists: Stop the Rescuers from bringing Hostage to Sanctuary.
Rescuers: Bring Hostage to Sanctuary. 
Tactical Advantage: A living objective instead of a flag changes a lot of things. Flags don't talk back, flags don't want to stop and take a rest, flags don't hide behind you shouting, and “Get him Not him. HIM! You moron!" You must protect the Hostage at all costs. When he/she is in the custody of the opposing team you must also be careful because if you hit him YOU lose the game. Those players protecting the hostage should therefore stay real close to him; the opposition may not want to risk shooting at you if they think they might hit the Hostage. 

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17. Kick the Bucket 
You must "kick the bucket" to win. 
Teams: Two teams. 
Setting Up:
1. Two flag stations.
2. Two even teams.
3. Instead of flags, a bucket is placed on the ground under where the flag usually hangs. This bucket must be made of a light plastic (remember, someone is going to kick this thing). 
Suggested Time Limit: 15 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. The bucket cannot be moved by the team, which owns it.
2. If a player is hit before he kicks the bucket, the kick (if completed) does not count as a win; the referee then resets the bucket as quickly as possible.
3. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
4. Players who are hit are out of the game.
5. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 
Winning: Kick the opposing team's bucket over. 
Tactical Advantage: The trick is to storm the flag station, you must get as many people as you can as quickly as you can to the bucket once you've reached the flag station. Surround the flag station and everyone charges in at the same times (on a pre-arranged signal). Remember that all you have to do is kick the bucket over to win the game. In the case of defending the bucket, you should have all your superior firepower back defending it. If you see someone running for the bucket, all defenders should turn their attention on eliminating that player. Well, at least you don't have to worry about running back with the flag.


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18. Tag
Tag, your "It"!
Teams: None. This is a free-for-all.
Setting Up:
1. Select a person to be "It".
2. Disperse players in the playing area.
Suggested Time Limit: None.
Rules:
1. The player who is "It" starts the game by sounding the start game signal.
2. The player who is "It" must wear an armband and It must be clearly visible.
3. When a player is hit by "It" he must stand where he is. The player then receives the armband from "It" and is now the new "It". 4. The player who is "It" and the player who is receiving the armband cannot shoot or be shot at.
5. The new "It" puts the armband on and cannot shoot or be shot at until the player calls out "ready".
6. The new "It" cannot shoot at the old "It", and vice versa.
7. When "It" has been eliminated, the game is over.
8. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
9. Players who are hit by players who are not "It" are out of the game.
10. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicated any intentions or locations of "It".
Winning: Everybody wins by just having fun.
Tactical Advantage: There isn't much by way of tactics in this game. The idea is to see "It" before he sees you. If "it" is in the area, stay still. The first thing he'll notice is movement. Lay in wait for him and only shoot if you're sure of the shot. If you are "it", move around a lot. If you stay in one place the other players may never come by you, depending on how big the field is and how many players are playing


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19. King of the hill

hold the middle bunker to win
Teams: Two
setting up: one area needs to be set aside as the "hill" it can be a few bunkers placed around to make a castle like thing. or it can be litteraly on a hill, whatever it is it needs to be clearly marked,
time limit: 30-45 mins
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit have to go back to there starting base then they may enter the game agian.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
Winning: capture the area for a certian amount of time (2-5 mins) a ref will have a timer to time it, or there is a timer in the area, when any person from the team reaches the hill, if it is unocupied theyre team starts the timer, if all players in there are either eilminated or retreat, the timer gets reset, first to 2 minutes holding the hill wins
tactical advantage: control the hill first, have 3 or so people defend it and send out snipers or flankers and never get surounded, the opposing team will asume that you are all in the bunkered hill.


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20. Center Flag 
touch the flag in the center! 
Teams: Two
setting up: have a flag in the middle of the field, (can be in a bunker)
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins. 2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. Winning: Center flag is a form of Total Elimination. capture the flag and bring it to a certain location to win. The target location for the flag is usually the back wall or border of the opposing team. There are also a few special rules for Center Flag. Once a player gets shot the flag should be returned to its original position. This rule can be altered so that if the flag carrier is tagged, then the flag must be dropped on the ground and the player must leave the field, or the player must stand still with the flag hanging off his hand, and not fire at any other player. Once the flag is grabbed from the player’s hand, they may leave the field.
tactical advantage:There are two objectives to choose from when playing Center Flag. Your team may choose to eliminate all of the players on the other team for the victory or capture the flag. if you capture the flag first press the other team and send a squad to go hang it.
if you loose the flag put eveybody on defence and send a squad to look for the flag. 

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21. Senario games
Acheve dominantion through these milsim games
teams two or more
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
setting up: this is really leanyent, all you need to do is make somthing like a downed chopper and you have to go get the secret documents from it befor the terrorists do, its really up to you, another one is putting a fake "bomb" in a bunker have the terrorists gaurd it and the other team must defuse it buy takeing out the leader of the terrorists and reading the "how to deffuse this bomb 101" from his pocet (nobody but the terriost leader would be able to touch the book untill the counter terror team found it.
winning: getting, difuseing, finding, acheiveing, protecting an objective of you choise
tactical advantage: its really up to the type you play, there are so many so be creative and do what the other team least expects!


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22. Terminator
"Hasta la vista, baby" 
Teams: terminator (One person.). Hunters (everybody else)
Setting Up:
One player volunteers to be the terminator. he can use two guns. (cause arnold wounlt go anywhere without packing it big)
Terminator starts at one end everyone else at the other end of the feild. 
Suggested Time Limit: 30 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. 
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game. Exept for the terminator who can olnly be elliminated if he gets a gun hit, untill he surrenders.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the terminator.
4. For more fun you can alow the Terminator to use full auto. 
Winning: Terminator- elliminate all of the hunters
Hunters- ellimanate the Terminator by hitting his gun. 
Tactical Advantage:
Terminator: Keep moving. Don't stay in one place for too long. Avoid large groups of Hunters. Try to pick them off one at a time. If you can help it at all do not try to engage them. Remember when you are hit you are not our, hide your hopper becuase it presents the biggest target. 
Hunters: Get the terminator surrounded, make him stay in one place and try to get people on the sides with angles to hit his gun. dont let him see you first, he has the paint and firepower to light you up verry bad. 
other varriations of this include Iron man where lone person only gets out when he surrenders due to overwhelming welts or cant see out of the goggles. 

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23. Easter (to be politicaly correct egg hunt!) 
thanks to curtsenn for giveing me the idea for this game! 
Find the egg... filled with paintballs! 
teams: either none or up to 4 
Setting Up: have a neutral person (the ref or somebody not playing) hide a bunch of pods in a woods. You only start with 100 paintballs in your hopper. Even thought the pod are hidden in the woods, they should be clearly marked so they can be found. 
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
4. No bringing extra paint onto the field.
winning: game of total ellimination, or you can play it based off a capture the flag style.
Tactical advantage: it helps to have more paint than the other guys, avoid contact untill you have some more paint, if you run out of paint dont give up you can still find more or help your team.
setting up ambushes around where some paint is helps narrow down the opposeing team but be carefull this can turn into a bad thing if they see it coming.
this game is verry much a stratigic game, use your paint wisely.


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24. Every-man-for-himself
AKA Free-For-All, Survior, lone wolfes
Teams: none, every man for himself
Setting Up:
1. Have a ref or nutral player scatter the people in everywhich way.
2. you can also play this center flag style, see central flag style for this type of play.

Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their assigned starting point and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 
Winning: surviving player wins, if a deadlock insues settle by useing the draw game. 
center flag style: touch the flag and you win! 
tactical advantage: remember no one is on your team, you are alone, you dont have to worry about target designantion, dont give your position away too early. stay behind cover at all times. flank the opposition and protect yours remember angles are your friend.


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25. Ambush!
watch your six.... and that moving bush!!!
Teams: two, not nessisarly even, Ambush Team and Escort team more on ambush makes the game harder and more to the objective while more on the escort team turns into a total ellimanation game.
Setting Up:
1. Set a path, creek, or clearly marked area, preferalbly 15 feet wide and the length of the feild.
2. Have the Attack team set up and ambush and they signal to the Escort team when they are ready.
3. Varriations include the escort team having to esecort somthing like a flag or box to the other side of the feild.
4. Set and an "extraction zone" that the escorts have to get to. 
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins. The attack team however gets to set up and ambush along the trail
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
4. The escort team may not leave an assined path.
5. Atackers are not alowed in this area untill the first contact.
Winning: Attackers win if they successfully defeat all of the Escorters or gain the objective.
Escorters win if they succsessfuly reach the "extraction zone" or defeat all of the attackers
Tactical Advantage:
Attackers- dont attack untill the other team has passed your position, start off by picking off the last stragglers with well placed unheard snipers when the team bogs down let the heavy gunners tear them apart and dont let them advance (grenades work wonders in this stage of the ambush). if possible have some people ready to block there exit but only after the firefight has begun, (its cheating to have everyone blockade the exit though)
Escorts- walk in a good tight formation, (arrowhead, or staggerd squad formation) have a point man calling out where to watch for snipers at the first sight of contact keep moving and stay behind cover stick to the outside edges of the boundrys and always protect your 6. have your one scouts survay the area before you move up. if you meat heavy resistance fall back regroup and go back with a better plan,


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26. Blackjack 
This is a standard game of Capture the Flag, but players are only given 21 paintballs for the whole game.
This is a good game if you want to mix high-tech and low-tech paintguns. A semi-auto really doesn't have much fire power advantage of over a Splatmaster.
Teams: Two.
Setting Up:
1. Two flag stations required.
2. Two even teams required.
3. Two flags, hung in their respective flag stations, required.
4. Players are only allowed to have 21 paintballs.
Suggested Time Limit: 30 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Rules:
1. Players are not allowed to "share" paintballs.
2. When a player shoots all his paintballs, he is out of the game.
3. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
4. Players who are hit are out of the game.
5. If a player is eliminated while he is carrying the flag, he must drop the flag where he was hit, or hang it on the nearest available object. (Not another player).
6. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
7. When a player is carrying the flag, it must remain visible at all times and must be carried in the hand, over the arm or around the neck.
Winning: Capture the opposing team's flag and return it to your base.
Tactical Advantage: The best tactic is to stay together. One player has twenty-one paintballs, two players have 42 paintballs, three players have 63 paintballs, I'm sure you get the idea.


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27. Field ball AKA Suicide ball....
go out into an open field and have at it, in a open version of total ellimination!
Teams: Two.
Setting Up:
1. find a large open field (i have played in a square mile of farmland)
2. Two even teams required.
3. You may set aside an area of woods to make the game interesting.
Suggested Time Limit: 45 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. (this is a very long game)
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. Players may not leave the open field unless they are out.
4. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
Winning: the team to elliminate ever one of the other teams players wins
Tactical Advantage: get the kid with the flatline on your team! use tall grass to your advantage because it will stop the paintball. this is very much a game where camouflage can help or hurt, snipers, this is a very fun game it teaches you how to crawl, do not do too much running try to surround there team and keep them pinned while you move.


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28. WWII Island Hopping
go from "island/bunker" to bunker on this timed play on attack deffend.
Can you take over the pasific in time? Teams: two, Allied(attackers) and Japaneese(defenders) forces.
setting up: 1. have the Japaneese players or defenders go into the area first and set up some "island defences" or areas of bunkers with a flag in the middle of them.
2. Creat a Middway (heavyestly defended and biggest)
Suggested Time Limit: 20 Minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc. This game is ment to be a "20 minute senario" game, and time is supposed to put pressure on the attackers.
Rules: 1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point, Jappaneese/Defenders are to be on one of the islands they have made to start the game) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game. 3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
4. Each island is worth a set amount of points. 5. The physically largest and most heavily guarded island (Middway) is worth double points.
6. Any island not captured by the attackers the points go to the defenders. 7. To "capture" an island simpily take the flag down from the tree (stump, stick, twig, ect.) that its hanging on and drop it on the ground.
Winning:Whoever has the most points wins!
Tactical Advantage:
Allied/Attackers- Remember its timed and you can capture as many islands as you want but the one that usually decided it is MIDDWAY, (unless there are more islands than points that midways is worth), be swift and get angles, angles are you friends.
Japaneese/ defenders- Stall the attack, set up the best defence you can and be ready from any angle, try to hold midway as long as you can and if one of your islands is about to get over run pull the met to another island and stall the enemy!


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29. Center Flag, Point Style
if you wanna make your own tourny use this game!
Teams: Two.
Suggested Time Limit: 15 minutes (7 vs 7). The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.
Setting up:
1. Two flag stations required.
2. Two even teams required.
3. One flag hung at the absolute center of the playing feild.
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3. If a player is eliminated while he is carrying the flag, he must drop the flag where he was hit, or hang it on the nearest available object. (Not another player).
4. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
5. When a player is carrying the flag, it must remain visible at all times and must be carried in the hand, over the arm or around the neck.

Winning: This game is baised on points,
5 points for every player eliminated
20 points for pulling the flag from the center
25 points for hanging the flag in the opposing teams flag station
Person with the most points wins.
Tactical Advantage: Scince this is baised on points try to pull the flag first, hanging it will be difficult. Remember if you eliminate all of the opposing players but they get the pull and eliminate 4 of your players they win (7 vs 7).
the person who pulls the flag usualy will be winning and if the other team pulls the flag you must now hang it to win pretty much, Utlize coverfire.


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30. Pilot

The Un peace keeping helo is shot down, both teams are trying to capture the Pilot. Very fun game. 
Teams:
Republic of Blue, Union of Red, pilot
Setting up.
1. Pilot hides.
2. Red and blue go to their bases.
Time:30-45 minutes
Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game.
3.In order to get the pilot, you must shoot him, then he will raise his arms up, you must tag him, and lead him back to base.
4. Pilot starts near the center of the playing field.
5. in this game, any paint hits count. someone can mash a paintball on your back and your out.
6. the pilot can only have 400paintballs.
7. he may keep the paintballs any where he wants.
8.When you get to base, the pilot hands his gun to the base ref, and waits.
9. He may escape from base any time he wants to. If he trys to escape, shoot him! he can grab his gun and turn on you you know...
Winning:
the team to capture the pilot and keep him at the base until the game ends is the winner!
Tactical advantage:
Non-pilot, even if your fighting the other team, watch out for the pilot. once the pilot is in the base, always have at least 3 people guarding him.

pilot, stay hidden. 

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31. Protect/ Eliminate the President

"Sir, the package is in our sights, protect the package, all costs, GO, GO, GO!"

Teams: Two.

Setting Up:
1. Two flag stations.
2. Two even teams. US and Terrorists.
3. One member of the US team is selected to be the President.
4. The teams are brought to their respective flat stations.
5. The President may not start out with a marker.
6. To add a little spice into the game, the president can pick up a eliminated guards marker.
7. have one flag station to act as the extraction helo.

Suggested Time Limit: 30 minutes. The time limit can be changed to accommodate variations in field size, cover, and number of players, etc.

Rules:
1. The President may not swich roles. 2. All players must begin the game at their flag station (or assigned starting point) and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
3. Players who are hit are eliminated from the game.
4. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members.
5. If you use the limited paint option, players cannot share paintballs.
6. terrorists are not alowed in the flag station of the extraction helo.
Winning: US: keep the president alive untill he touches inside extraction.
Terrorists: Eliminate the opposing team's President.
Tactical Advantage: Assign an appropriate number of players to guard the president. send some out as scouts ahead. have some people make a perimiter around the president.
Terrorists: gaurd the extraction zone and send squads out to ambush the president. surprize is the key element.

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32. The Newb Game

A good game for begginers and experianced people alike.

Teams:
Set the teams as one begginer for every experianced player.
this can varry by amount of experianced to new players but make sure that there are more newbs than experianced players, (this is a free-for-all)
Setting Up:
1. Pick teams and make sure that ever newb gets paired with a experianced player
2. Teams of two or more go out into feild and find a spot untill the game begins.

Rules:
1. All players must begin the game at their assigned starting point and cannot leave that area until the game begins.
2. Players who are hit are out of the game. Exept for Expirianced players.
3. Players who are eliminated may not, by word or gesture, indicate any intentions or locations of the opposing team members. 4. Experianced players are not alowed to carry a marker

5. Experianced players are not alowed to eliminate anyone. 
6. When a newb is eliminated his experianced player is also out.
7. No teaming up.

Winning: Last group standing

Tactical advantage: This game is great because it teaches the newbs how to play like an experianced player and the experianced player gets to reteach what he has learned so it also helps abit. Scince the Experianced player cannot get eliminated you should use yourself as a human shield while you teach the newb how to take cover ect.
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